Welcome to the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind (PTCB). We are blind people empowering blind people to be employed, independent and free.
PTCB’s Response to COVID-19
Find out what PTCB is doing during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind (PTCB) is a grassroots charitable organization, that serves blind, deafblind and low vision adults in Greater Victoria and elsewhere of all ages from young adults to older seniors.
We deliver our main program, Blind People In Charge, at the centre, currently located in downtown Victoria. We provide non-visual training in: tactile skills, including Braille; orientation and travel training with the long white cane; daily living skills such as cooking and cleaning; technology such as computer and iPhone use without sight; and employment readiness.
The Bowen Island Recreation, Training and Meeting Centre Project
The Bowen Island Recreation, Training and Meeting Centre Project is an initiative of the PTCB and the Camp Bowen Society to create a recreation, training and meeting centre on Bowen Island, BC to house a ten-month intensive blindness/Deafblindness skills training program from September to June and summer independence camps during July and August.
From time to time, the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind is featured in the media.
We appreciate your desire to help. The only question is, how do you want to help us? There are several ways.
The PTCB funds the bulk of its operations through grant awards and donations from the general public.
Programs at the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind are made possible through the generosity of our supporters.
We would love to hear from you. For more information or to arrange a visit, please contact us